Peer Research Consultants

About Peer Research Consultants

Schaffer Library is excited to introduce peer-led learning in our Research Services Department. Our undergraduate Peer Research Consultants (PRCs) will provide services that are complementary to those of our reference librarians. Like all professionals you will meet at the Reference Desk, PRCs will assist you with research, directional, policy, and basic technology questions, and will make referrals to subject experts when applicable.

Plans for future PRC services include research appointments, peer-assisted learning in library instruction sessions, and partnership with Writing Center Fellows.

Meet The Peer Research Consultants!



Maria Lovetere is a senior from Torrington, Connecticut. She is a Political Science and Russian and Eastern European Studies double major, with a Sociology minor and a Seward Fellows Organizing Theme Minor focused on conflict resolution. She is currently working on her thesis, which is entered around statelessness in post Soviet territories. It is her second year working as a peer research consultant, and Maria hopes to continue being involved in research projects after she graduates.



Will is a junior from Schenectady, New York. He is a political science and economics ID major with a classics minor. During his time at Union, he has conducted several research projects including the effects of terrorist attacks on hate crimes in America, the lobbying for bills in New York State Government, and migration patterns of Middle Eastern Refugees into Europe. He enjoys talking sports, movies and food and would love to help you with your research.